Galaxy Note 8 marketing booklet caught in the wild, reveals details about the unannounced phone

So, we all know the Note 8 is coming. And, thanks to a bucketload of leaks, we also pretty much know what it's going to look like. There's a point to be made about leaks ruining the excitement of a phone reveal somewhere around here, but we're not trying to make that point right now.

For a while now, we've known that the Note 8 would have a dual camera module on the back. But it has been up in the air how Sammy plans to use it — would it go for a wide lens, RGB and monochrome sensor combo, or do the telephoto lens portrait shooter thing? Well, recent leaks suggest the latter, which is cool. But, thanks to a marketing leaflet for the Note 8, which just leaked, we can now see, in Samsung's written word (and we assume nobody would go at such lengths to make a counterfeit marketing brochure, right?), just what the Note 8's dual camera does, as well as some more details around the phone.

So, first page, we get the brass tacks — it's got a 6.3” QHD+ (1440 x 2960 pixels) display, the iris scanner, face scanner, and fingerprint scanner, IP 68 rating for ingress resistance, the S Pen, and the dual camera.

Now, a couple of interesting points. The telephoto lens will provide a 2x optical zoom, which is less than the 3x zoom we heard about a month or so ago. It's also noteworthy that the brochure says that both the lenses will have a large, F1.7 aperture. This is a big deal because it gives the telephoto lens a chance to take a better shot in a dark environment — something that the iPhone 7 Plus' secondary camera (F2.8) struggles with. We also get the confirmation that both lenses will be assisted by optical image stabilization.

The page about the S Pen sounds like there will be no new features or improvements with Samsung's proprietary stylus. Not a bad thing, really, the S Pen is quite awesome in its current state and still a unique accessory among phones and phablets.

That's it thus far. If there are any surprises left, Sammy will drop them on the 23rd of August, which is actually less than a week away!

source: Ausdroid

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. androiduser

Posts: 523; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Bigger s8 plus with s pen dual camera smaller battery and 6gb of ram.. Thats all basically

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4334; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You're right, sounds perfect seeing as s8 was already winning awards.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Cant wait to get my hands on that sweet sweet iphone 8 tbh. Meanwhile, the galaxy note 8 is looking solid, even if i don't see any meaningful use of the s-pen tbh. A solid offering nontheless and i cant wait to see what samsung offers with their first dual cameras.

11. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1372; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Both are gonna be great offerings for their respective users and fans. Enjoy your iPhone 8 Bankz and let us know ( when you get your hands on it) what you like and what you want them to improve on.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Note 8 will be readily available on day one at carriers and retailers. iPhone 8/Next/Edition will not and Bankz likely won't get one, even on pre-order for as many as 8 weeks. lol Samsung Note 8 for the win and hopefully 2018 phone of the year.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S-Pen has plenty of usage. Question, when Apple released their iPad Pencil, did you run out an buy one? Since you don't and have never owned a Note, the S-Pen makes doing many functions you normally did with your finger equally as fast, or faster. Example, the S-Pen doesn't make typing faster, but if you want to do a message, writing it is faster than typing, and the Note software automatically takes what you write and transpose it to type. It even does this with shapes. Many have said that a 5"+ screen si to small for spiltscreen apps. It si true on some level, but you can make the windows bigger or smaller as needed. But since the usage area is smaller with splitscreen, the S-Pen being pointy make sit easier to work within the limited screen real estate in this mode. S-Pen allows for more detailed drawings. If you had a Galaxy you can visit Samsung Pen-Up which has 1000's of drawings done with the S-Pen. I even did several and posted them. S-Pen supports 4096 levels of pressure, which is double what the Apple Pencil supports and is equal to what Microsoft N-Trig supports. Remember Microsoft also support WACOM tech in its first Surface devices. Also the best thing about the S-Pen is, you can go on AMAZON and buy any of WACOM pens, so you can even buy the full sized pens and use it with any WACOM device. WACOM pens never need batteries or charging. The Apple pencil needs a battery like the N-Trig as well, but Apple made a stupid way to charge it. Having a pen sticking out the bottom is just dumb. Innovative? - NOTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But at least 3rd parties have solved this. Now you can go buy expensive chargign docs, because the lightning connector requires licensing. WACOM doesn't require this BS.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Both will be great in their respective ways. I just would like to see how Apple is going to implement the AR, and hoping they bring fast charging to the table. We've been toying with the beta for a few weeks, and we are hoping by the final release, Apple opens up the API for the camera and AR to aid us in redeveloping out application for IOS. We gave up on it for now, because the iOS 10 API for the camera, doesn't allow us to access the camera the way we need to vs on Android. We have to be able to introduce some specific settings to the camera in order for the camera to provide the recording of distances. For the Note, lets just see what the big deal Samsung is gonna make of the display. Its bigger, but movie on a small screen have never appealed to me. I usually connect my phone to my TV and use its display. I like watching my 4K video natively. They both need to do something truly innovative, or I will just keep my S8 and wait for the next Note. The 10 year S and Note models are gonna blow the doors off what Apple is doing with theirs. I thing with the 10 year support and reaching this milestone, I though Apple would do more than just basically catch-up to the S7

4. iushnt

Posts: 3160; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That's all what it needs..

5. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

So you got all of that off of just three pictures huh? I see somebody preferred to read books with pictures and not words growing up.

6. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

"" Some people can read 'War and Peace' and come away thinking it's a simple adventure story. Others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlock the secrets of the Universe. "" -- Lex Luthor.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17481; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The wisdom of fictional characters.

15. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL, wondering the same thing. Damn someone can read pictures good.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It is not. And no matter how many times it repeated, it will never be true. Its a Galaxy for sure with a pen. No other Galaxy duplicates its functions, nor any other device in the smartphone category. It is a miniature tablet and it handles tablet functions, considering its size; very well. Ifs for people who want tablet like features and capabilities, who don't want to carry a 10" monstrosity all the time.

7. redmd

Posts: 1949; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The second Note that I'll be skipping. I've great hopes for S9+. Well be keeping my S8+ for now.

8. dnomadic

Posts: 445; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Wait... This is a major upgrade! People don't sound excited, but the camera is a major upgrade over anything else out; DUAL F1.7 lenses, both lenses Optically stabilized... That is MAJOR!! IF this comes with the MUCH needed RAM upgrade (FREAKING HANG-UPS IN MY S8 PLUS), on a scale of 1-10, this is a MAJOR MAJOR GO (FLOSSY CARTER Voice). The only negative... Is that Fingerprint Sensor (which I have gotten use to, but still dislike). I'm still skipping for the less feature rich Pixel XL 2 (if the rumors are wrong and a headphone jack is available)... No Jack then I may stay with Samsung.

20. JoePhoto

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Would still be a major jump to include Xenon flash. (brighter and "very" fast for action-stopping)

9. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Wait... Both lenses are dual pixel?

10. macawmatt

Posts: 142; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Only black and gold, that's no good. Big step back from having at least three colors for each phone going back how far now?? Really hoped for the deep blue at launch.

14. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I hope those are not the only 2 colors also. If I have to get one of those colors I will be putting a red case on it to hide the color. Any other color will have a clear case. Just a few more days and we will see the beast.

16. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Going back only 2 years. The first 4 Notes launched with just 2 color options available. Still see what you mean though.

21. JoePhoto

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

If it does not have a FRONT facing SPEAKER and the battery life is shorter than S8, I will not buy it.

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